Weak lean / (weakling) eggcorn

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Nov 1 14:52:12 UTC 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 7:22 AM, Randy Alexander wrote:

> A friend sent me this eggcorn:
> http://freetheanimal.com/2011/10/and-why-are-you-paleo.html#comment-84158

(explanation: the question "Why are you Paleo?" is asking about the Paleo Diet and its accompanying lifestyle.)

> I am Paleo because today my blood pressure was 110 over 70, and in January
> of 2010 it was about 190 over 140.
> I weighed about 215 back then, today I am about 145, and I am not a weak
> lean.

(i've removed the rest of the quote, because it comes from other comments on this website; but these two sentences are from a single comment.)

i found one other instance:

  You're right, I'm not in my twenties, but I'm not a weak lean kid. I really can handle myself.


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